Easy chair : detail of leg

Creator:
Frothingham, Benjamin, Jr., 1734-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1760–1780
Physical Description:
46 3/4 x 36 x 25 1/2 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale mahogany wing chair, serpentine crest, vertical roll arms; cabriole legs with acanthus-carved knees ending in superbly sculptured claw-and-ball feet with swept-back talons, block and arrow-turned stretchers, original mellow brown patina. Attributed to Benjamin Frothingham; comparison of this claw-and-ball foot with that on a labeled Frothingham dropleaf dining table at the H. F. du Pont Winterthur Museum lends credence to that attribution. A virtually identical wing chair is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; we consider them perhaps the finest Massachusetts examples known.
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/3491?rpp=30&pg=2&ft=wing+chair&pos=38 (accessed June 6, 2014).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, pp. 1668–1669.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related dining table in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1952.0149; the related chair in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is object 67.114.2.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany wing chair
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4723B
Genre:
easy chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1979
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9689 box 3 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10984180
PID:
digcoll:846741